Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future (Hardback)
  • Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future (Hardback)
zoom

Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future (Hardback)

(author)
£12.99
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 04/07/2019
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
'[This] crisply succinct, beautifully synthesized study brings to life Tesla, his achievements and failures...and the hopeful thrum of an era before world wars.' - Nature
Nikola Tesla is one of the most enigmatic, curious and controversial figures in the history of science. An electrical pioneer as influential in his own way as Thomas Edison, he embodied the aspirations and paradoxes of an age of innovation that seemed to have the future firmly in its grasp.
In an era that saw the spread of power networks and wireless telegraphy, the discovery of X-rays, and the birth of powered flight, Tesla made himself synonymous with the electrical future under construction but opinion was often divided as to whether he was a visionary, a charlatan, or a fool.
Iwan Rhys Morus examines Tesla's life in the context of the extraordinary times in which he lived and worked, colourfully evoking an age in which anything seemed possible, from capturing the full energy of Niagara to communicating with Mars.
Shattering the myth of the 'man out of time', Morus demonstrates that Tesla was in all ways a product of his era, and shows how the popular image of the inventor-as-maverick-outsider was deliberately crafted by Tesla - establishing an archetype that still resonates today.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785785467
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[This] crisply succinct, beautifully synthesized study brings to life Tesla, his achievements and failures...and the hopeful thrum of an era before world wars.' -- Nature
'There have been other Tesla biographies, but this is the one I have been waiting for ... Tesla, he shows us, was - like his one-time boss and rival Thomas Edison - inventing nothing less than the electrified future.' -- Philip Ball, author of Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen
'Clear and engaging ... a pleasure to read' * Physics Today *

You may also be interested in...

Three Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Hear Me Out
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
Added to basket
The Wild Silence
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Kennedy Curse
Added to basket
And Away
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Many Different Kinds of Love
Added to basket
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Added to basket
A Del of a Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Tall Tales and Wee Stories
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
A Year at the Chateau
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Greenlights
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.